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Hillside program prepares students for college and beyond
Thursday, October 27, 2016
DURHAM – There is a magnet program at Hillside High School that nearly guarantees its students will go to college. The International Baccalaureate Programme, or I.B., uses a college prep curriculum taught at schools all over the world. And program coordinator Euea McKoy says 100 percent of her graduates go on to college each year. Not only do all of
Medicare open enrollment period begins
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
RALEIGH — Each year during the open enrollment period, Medicare beneficiaries have the opportunity to compare and evaluate their current plans and make changes as necessary. By comparing plans, you can save money and make certain that your 2017 plan will be the best for your needs. The open enrollment runs for seven weeks. All changes must be made by
DLC ‘leaves table wide open’ for students’ future
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
DURHAM – Christopher’s last name sounds like the word “contour” but is spelled “Couture.” The brown-haired 22-year-old, clad in slacks and a deep blue button-down, smiled and looked away shyly as he explained the difficulty people have over spelling his last name. Couture is a student at the Durham Literacy Center and has
Roland Martin to speak at Shaw convocation
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
SHAW UNIVERSITY Acclaimed TV Journalist Roland Martin will keynote Shaw’s Founder's Day convocation Oct. 28, 10:45 a.m. at the Duke Energy Center for Performing Arts. Martin, host and managing editor of TV One’s daily news program, ‘NewsOne Now,’ is a highly sought-after pundit on political, social and cultural issues important to
NCCU exhibit showcases diverse voices
Thursday, October 13, 2016
Embracing Diverse Voices: Ninety Years of African-American Art N.C. Central Art Museum Run date: Oct. 15 – Dec. 9 Through this exhibition, the NCCU Art Museum will explore the diversity of experience and artistic expression among black artists. “Embracing Diverse Voices: Ninety Years of African-American Art” explores diversity through
TROSA to break ground on Comprehensive Care Center
Sunday, October 2, 2016
DURHAM – Triangle Residential Options for Substance Abusers will celebrate the start of construction of its Comprehensive Care Center with a groundbreaking Oct. 13 at 9 a.m. at 1820 James St. The $2.6-million center is a milestone for the nonprofit and the hundreds of people it serves every day. Demand for TROSA’s evidence-based, long-term
Susan B. Komen sets funding to breast cancer research
Thursday, September 29, 2016
DALLAS – Building on its bold goal to reduce current breast cancer deaths by 50 percent in the U.S. over the next decade, Susan G. Komen announced $32.7 million in new research grants for 2016. Awarded across 23 states and seven countries, the projects span the entire continuum of breast cancer research, including research into metastatic disease,
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A&T women, Howard men picked first

North Carolina A&T women’s basketball was picked to defend its MEAC championship,

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